Legends come in many forms, so plan to join us as we celebrate!
The 17t h Annual Golden Gala will transport you back to the Roaring 20s and through the decades, and you’ll experience the sights, sounds, and entertainment that define iconic periods while supporting great dogs and our mission!
DVGRR’s Legends Gala will feature an evening full of live music, a delicious gourmet dinner complete with drinks and hors d’ oeuvres, high-end live and silent auctions, games, raffles, and plenty of fun. The night will also include our ever-popular video in which dogs, adopters, donors, volunteers, and staff are highlighted as they have and will continue to make a lasting impact on DVGRR for many years to come.
Doors open at RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve in Phoenixville, PA at 4:00 p.m. with hors d’ oeuvres, silent auction bidding, chance raffles, games, and visiting with “legendary” friends while making new ones. The extensive silent auction will entice your bidding with items ranging from destination packages, event tickets, wine, food, artwork, and jewelry. Don’t forget the exclusive one-of-a-kind items that are donated each year just for DVGRR’s Gala auctions.
You’ll be seated at 6:00 for dinner with opening remarks, video presentation, and introduction of canine guests of honor, followed by the start of our live auction that features the return of the ever-popular, Dick Henry – Auctioneer Extraordinaire.
Bring your friends – even non-dog lovers will have a great time! Sponsor a table of ten or we’ll have you join folks that are sure to welcome you with open paws. It will be a legendary evening, and we promise to entertain you and fill your “Golden” heart.
We need your help to put together a legendary event, so please consider a donation of items for our auctions, including: unique experiences, vacation homes/timeshares, private dinner or wine/beer tasting parties, indoor/outdoor home décor, services (e.g. interior design, cleaning, landscape design, home improvement), gourmet foods, cooking lessons, electronics, golf clubs/accessories, event tickets, sports and entertainment memorabilia (autographed), gift certificates/cards… the list is endless! Email questions about donations to Inza Adams, Development and Donor Engagement Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). (Note: donated items must be new.)
We believe all DVGRR dogs are legends! You can show off your legendary dog with a sponsorship that includes an 8×10” print featuring your dog’s photo and name. Photos will decorate the venue and are yours to take after the event. These sponsorships will also be recognized on our website and in the Gala program. ($250.00; email photos to email@example.com with subject line: Gala Legend Dog, and please include your name and dog’s name.) Click here to make your dog a legend!
Hors d’ Oeuvres:
Shaved filet mignon with Goat Cheese
Crostini; Stuffed Vegetarian Mushroom Caps; Chicken Satay with a Sweet Chili Peanut Sauce; Scallops Wrapped in Bacon with a Citrus Glaze; Shrimp Cocktail Bloody Mary Shooters; Caprese Pinxto with Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomato, Basil, Balsamic Glaze
Hors d’ Oeuvres Station:
Antipasti display including prosciutto diParma, Sicilian soppressata, authentic Genoa salami, Spanish Lomo Ham Pimenton de la Vera, grilled vegetables, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, and a variety of Italian specialty cheeses.
Artisan breads, dips and baked brie, baguettes, boules, batards and flat breads accompanied by a selection of traditional and black bean hummus, Tuscan white bean and chorizo dip, stuffed baked brie, bruschetta, and crab artichoke dip.
Organic Spring Mix Salad: Shaved carrots, seedless cucumbers, grape tomatoes served with ranch or citrus herb vinaigrette
Choice of Entrée Selection:
Signature Braised Beef Short Rib and Crab Cake Duet: Beef short rib and jumbo lump crab cake
Parmesan Crusted Chicken: Panko herbs and parmesan cheese crusted chicken breasts, Alfredo cream sauce
Vegetarian Lasagna: Tender zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, parsnips, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella cheese, finished with creamy Alfredo sauce
Salted Caramel and Vanilla Crunch Cake
Become a 2018 Golden Gala Sponsor!
Presenting Sponsor (2) – $5,000.00 (includes 8 Golden Gala Tickets)
Golden Sponsor – $4,000.00 (includes 6 Golden Gala Tickets)
Silver Sponsor – $3,000.00 (includes 4 Golden Gala Tickets)
Bronze Sponsor – $2,500.00 (includes 2 Golden Gala Tickets)
Course Sponsorships – $1,500.00
(3 Sponsorships are available for each meal course)
Entertainment Sponsorship – $1,500.00 (Already Sponsored by Tompkins VIST Bank)
Signature Drink Sponsorship (1) – $1,500.00 (Already Sponsored by DVGRR Alumni, Chappie McCarthy)
Project Home Life Sponsor – $500.00
“Legendary Dog” Sponsor – $250.00 (includes keepsake picture of your dog)
Sponsor a table for up to 10 guests ($1,100), including your company logo or tribute/memorial on the table
(also included in the Gala program). (Email Inza to reserve your table: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registration price includes 2 bar drinks per person. Coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, soft drinks are included.
If you are unable to attend, you can still make a tax-deductible donation. Click here.
For questions and sponsorship opportunities, email Inza@dvgrr.org.
2018 Golden Gala Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: In honor and memory of Chief and Clyde Johannessen
Presenting Sponsor: James & Patricia Kermes: In honor of DVGRR staff, volunteers and all the dogs that find their “furever” homes because of DVGRR… especially, Sam, Callie, Shamie and Sophia.
Bronze Sponsor: Sharon DeVanna
Signature Drink Sponsor: Shawn & Elise McCarthy ~ “The Happy Chappie,” in honor of Chappie McCarthy
Hors d’oeuvres Sponsor: Linda & Bill Madway, parents of 5 rescued Goldens so far
Entrée Sponsor: Barbara Bennethum: In loving memory of Charlie (14-121), Ginger (17-010), Max (17-089), Hennessy (17-090), Cooper, and cat, Spencer. All went over the Rainbow Bridge this past year and are greatly missed.
Dessert Sponsor: Jean & Rich Palmer, R.M. Palmer Company
Table Favor Sponsor: Joseph & Pamela Balkovec
Project Home Life Sponsors:
Linda Peters: “Many thanks to DVGRR and the Golden Retriever Senior Rescue for all the great work they do, every day, on behalf of these beautiful dogs.”
Mary Strzelecki: “Moose wants to thank each and every one of the PHL staff and volunteers for giving him a great start to a wonderful life!”
David & Carol Hoskinson
Paul & Mary Reinhart
Legendary Dog Sponsors:
Monica Kulaski ~ Casey & Daisy
Donna & Ron Chadderton ~ Mr. Buddy, the English Gentleman
Carol Lundberg ~ Cayenne
Scott & Suzanne Blatt ~ Barley, Peanut, Razzle & Sadie
Lee & Kay Becker ~ In memory of Rusty
David Lounsbury & Edi Young ~ Lucus
Joe and Annamarie DeCarlo ~ Dawson
Fetch Inc., Petplan® Pet Insurance
Doris Gates ~ In memory of two great DVGRR Goldens from years ago – Clara and Chelsea
Carl & Susan Sacchetti
Barbara Bennethum ~ In loving memory of Charlie (14-121), Ginger (17-010), Max (17-089), Hennessy (17-090), Cooper, and cat, Spencer. All went over the Rainbow Bridge this past year and are greatly missed.